All posts tagged "Lean"

  • Work Can Be Play
    Work Can Be Play

    The most productive individuals in any work environment are really at play, not at work, at least as we conventionally think about work. They love the game they’re playing. It energizes them. They’re continually thinking about ways...

    • Posted August 31, 2016
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  • Lean Six Sigma Training
    Enroll Now for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt Training, Starts Sept. 14

    Whether you are a member of a quality team, a quality manager, or desire to obtain a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt noncredit certification for your own professional development, this course is appropriate for you. Program highlights...

    • Posted August 22, 2016
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  • Extracting Fear from the Workplace
    Extracting Fear from the Workplace

    Fear is a dark angel that hovers, unacknowledged, over many workplaces. When the stigma many of us attach to the term “problem” is removed one of the key drivers of fear will have been eliminated. Taking specific...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • Remembering the Customer
    Remembering the Customer

    Serve the company by serving the customer. Lean thinking and work processes can make this happen and when they do the result will be happy customers and more sales.

    • Posted July 26, 2016
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  • Amazing Power of Small Victories
    The Amazing Power of Small Victories

    Encourage employees to experience small victories, harnessing their intelligence, knowledge, and creativity to build a continuous improvement organization.

    • Posted July 13, 2016
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  • Doubt Really Messes Up Performance
    Doubt Really Messes Up Performance

    Projection and stereotyping are extremely effective and very destructive inhibitors of performance, in any work setting. It’s easy to transfer doubt and when it happens it really messes up performance. But when managers and supervisors get together...

    • Posted June 28, 2016
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  • Skilled Workers
    Workforce Development News – June 27, 2016

    This week: Why Diversity Programs Fail, More Older Americans Are Working, Long-Term Decline In The Labor Force Participation Rate, Medium-Term Planning, Help Wanted: Skilled Workers, Strategic Planning, Negotiate with a Liar, Disguising Cost Cutting as Improvement, Key...

    • Posted June 27, 2016
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  • The Value of Thinking like a Toddler
    The Value of Thinking Like a Toddler

    Continually experimenting. Challenging the status quo with "whys." Pushing limits. It’s these behaviors that have made Lean a force that is transforming the way work is done, a force that is driving very significant improvements in productivity,...

    • Posted June 14, 2016
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  • The Invisibility of the Obvious
    The Invisibility of the Obvious

    We’ve all had experiences like this. Something that’s completely obvious to us seems to be invisible to others. We see it. Others don’t. And typically our reaction to this conundrum is to scratch our heads and say...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Learning to See
    How Beautiful This Is to See And Hear

    One of the most popular of St. Louis Community College’s Lean products has been our “Learning to See” series of six discussion/planning sessions targeted at giving participants the ability to use that very powerful tool of Lean,...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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